Blackberry Crumble Recipe
Author: Meredith
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla, divided.
  • 6 - 6 oz. packages of rinsed blackberries.
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup of white sugar.
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups oats, 1 cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup chopped pecans, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ½ teaspoon salt and 1½ teaspoon baking powder.
  2. In a separate bowl, melt ½ cup butter and add it to ½ cup unsweetened applesauce, 1 beaten egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Whisk it all together.
  3. Pour your butter mixture into the oat mixture and stir until you get a moist oat crumble.
  4. Press ⅔ of the oat crumble into a your favorite 13x9 pan and set it aside.
  5. In a small saucepan, dump out 6 - 6 oz. packages of rinsed blackberries. To that, add 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice and ½ cup of white sugar.
  6. Using medium heat, cook the filling down until the sugar melts and you see a deep red color on your spoon.
  7. When the blackberry filling starts to gently boil, add 4 Tablespoons of cornstarch (or 3 Tablespoons potato starch) mixed with 4 Tablespoons water. Stir well just until the filling starts to thicken. Turn off the heat and stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
  8. Pour the hot filling onto your bottom crust.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining ⅓ oat mixture on top of the filling with your hands.
  10. Bake the squares in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
Recipe by Cleverly SimpleĀ® at http://www.cleverlysimple.com/blackberry-crumble-recipe/